A Tale of Two Koreas: Breaking the Vicious Circle
This paper traces the history of inter-Korean relations, highlighting that the failure of the ROK and DPRK to recognize each other remains a key obstacle to normalizing relations and resolving the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. It is argued that unification strategies based on absorption of the other are counterproductive and that without a change in thinking and strategies based on mutual recognition and the establishment of trust, it is impossible to find a lasting peace mechanism to replace the Armistice Agreement.
Towards a New Conflict Management System on the Korean Peninsula: A Military Perspective
In this essay, Major General (ret.) Mats Engman assesses the lack of a viable conflict management system on the Korean Peninsula. While the nearly seven decades-old Armistice Agreement and focus […]
Understanding North Korea’s Internal Strategy
In light of the recent, positive developments on the Korean Peninsula (chief among them the apparent 180-degree turnaround by Chairman Kim Jong Un on the issue of denuclearization) it is […]
Gender Equality on the Korean Peninsula
Issues of gender equality and women’s participation can often be neglected in peace building processes and thus far it has certainly not been a driving agenda in the current negotiations […]